Let’s be real, hearing the word insurance can be a little daunting. Especially when it comes to health insurance. If you’re like me and under the age of 26, you might still be piggybacking off your parent’s insurance plan—and that’s okay. I’m here to help you navigate the major life decision that is choosing health insurance for your first time.
LeAnn never imagined she would travel thousands of miles for heart surgery. But when her home and lifestyle were threatened by the cost of her procedure, she took matters into her own hands. Now, she wants to empower others to become savvy healthcare shoppers.
In today’s world, even the mention of healthcare can open up a can of worms, from political debates and realities of insurance premiums and medical care becoming more than the cost of housing. Is there a solution to healthcare that can be a win for both patients and doctors—where everyone benefits?
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, The Edna B. and Joyce Fay Washington Breast Cancer Foundation is funding mammograms and follow-up diagnostic care for the Natchez, Mississippi, community. We spoke to CEO and founder Joyce Washington Ivery on her dedication to helping others and the importance of early detection.
What’s your health coverage doing for you? You pay monthly premiums to your insurance company to help cover those high medical bills, only to receive those doctor bills back with hundreds or sometimes thousands of dollars. When it comes to paying out of pocket, you need to know what you’re up against.
How much control do you have over your healthcare purchases? Healthcare is the only industry where it’s commonplace for the consumer to hand over so much control over what they spend to third parties. Fortunately, since everyone is a patient at some point, the law is on our side.
MDsave has just been named #152 on the 2018 Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing companies, and we couldn’t be prouder. Not only is it a huge honor, but it means that healthcare in America is changing for the better.
Twenty-somethings like me tend to sweep healthcare under the rug due to time and money constraints, but with looming monopolies on hospital prices and rising healthcare costs, we have to learn how to play the game.
Whether you already take care of your health costs or will soon take over that responsibility from your parents after college, do your research on your options. Don’t worry–to save you the effort of researching on your own, I’ve laid out the important stuff for you.
Carmen is a passionate champion for taking control of your own health. As an American born in a socialist country, she shares her perspective on healthcare in the U.S., shopping for care, and being proactive.